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Graphene quntum dots from Strem Chemicals UK

Dotz Nano is a nano-technology company focusing on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of graphene quantum dots (GQDs). With this agreement in place, Strem Chemicals will become a global distributor of Graphene Quantum Dots. Dotz Nano Ltd. uses low-cost, raw material to make high-quality, cost-effective products. These products can be used in various applications, such as sensing, c...

Five injuries every day at mental health units in north and north-east – Press and Journal

Press and JournalFive injuries every day at mental health units in north and north-eastPress and JournalConcerns have been raised after it emerged an average of almost five people are injured every day in mental health units in the north and north-east. NHS Grampian accounted for the third highest number of incidents involving staff, patients and ...Number of injuries reported at Glasgow mental he...

Smartphone use for prolonged period can impact teen memory – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesSmartphone use for prolonged period can impact teen memoryHindustan TimesRadiation from prolonged use of smartphones can adversely affect the memory of teenage children, says a new study. The risks can be minimised by using headphones or the loud speaker while calling, when network quality is low and the mobile phone is ...Study suggests mobile phone radiation could affect teenagers...

Children to be weighed and measured at school every two years in proposal to tackle obesity – ABC News

ABC NewsChildren to be weighed and measured at school every two years in proposal to tackle obesityABC NewsChildren's height and weight would be measured every two years unless parents opt out as part of an ambitious proposal to tackle Australia's obesity epidemic. The proposal, made by the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) at Deakin University to a Senate ...Compulsory weigh-ins at school as nine-yea...

Number of injuries reported at Glasgow mental health units rise – Evening Times

Evening TimesNumber of injuries reported at Glasgow mental health units riseEvening TimesTHOUSANDS of injuries have been reported at Glasgow mental health units in just one year. According to research, nearly nine incidents are reported in Glasgow facilities every day, which have resulted in injuries to both staff and patients. In 2017 ...One injury every hour in mental health unitsThe Timesall 3 ...

Plans to teach English pupils CPR skills could heap pressure on the Scottish Government – Evening Times

Evening TimesPlans to teach English pupils CPR skills could heap pressure on the Scottish GovernmentEvening TimesPLANS to teach all secondary pupils in England life-saving CPR skills could heap pressure on the Scottish Government to follow suit. Under draft legislation, all teenagers south of the border will be taught resuscitation skills and how to use ...Stayin' Alive: TCAD offers free hands-onl...

Qld premier backs federal obesity plan – Daily Mail premier backs federal obesity planDaily MailQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has backed a federal government proposal to tackle Australia's obesity crisis by recording the weight and height of every primary school student. Parents would be able to opt out of the proposal put forward by ...Compulsory weigh-ins at school as nine-year-old tips the scales at

Friday 20th July 2018

Compulsory weigh-ins at school as nine-year-old tips the scales at 178kg – weigh-ins at school as nine-year-old tips the scales at weigh-ins are being considered to tackle a growing child obesity problem in Australia. Shocking figures have shown how bad Australia's obesity crisis is getting and there are now calls to make weigh-ins a compulsory part of primary school life.Qld premier backs federal obesity planDaily MailNe...

Alcohol-related liver deaths have increased sharply – Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler Morning TelegraphAlcohol-related liver deaths have increased sharplyTyler Morning TelegraphDeaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer ...Dramatic spike in liver disease deaths linked to bing...

Stayin’ Alive: TCAD offers free hands-only CPR classes – Branson Tri-Lakes news

Branson Tri-Lakes newsStayin' Alive: TCAD offers free hands-only CPR classesBranson Tri-Lakes newsOnce a month, the Taney County Ambulance District offers a free, hourlong CPR class. However, this course is different than your average CPR class. It's hands-only. Hands-only CPR has gained popularity recently with groups like the American Heart ...CPR training should change, and maybe there should b...

Week Ahead In Pharmaceuticals - 14 Stocks To Watch (LCI, INSY, TBPH...)

As another week comes to a close, let's take a look back at some of the stories that made headlines in the pharma space, and look ahead to what's in store in the coming week.

Measles cases spark alert for travellers to Europe –

Independent.ieMeasles cases spark alert for travellers to EuropeIndependent.ieFamilies travelling to Europe on summer holidays should ensure they are vaccinated against measles as two cases of the disease have been confirmed this week in Dublin. The cases were diagnosed in an adult and a child who returned to Dublin after being ...Health warning after pair diagnosed with measlesThe Timesall 3 news...

Allied Electronics Turns 90, Announces Planned Expansion

NewsAt a meeting with employees, the company, founded July 21, 1928 in Chicago, announced plans for a warehouse expansion at its current site in Fort Worth, TX.

PIK3CA Remains Elusive in Breast Cancer

Researchers remain keenly interested in exploring PIK3CA as an anticancer target in breast cancer.

NIH Clinical Center releases dataset of 32,000 CT images

Lesion data may make it easier for scientific community to identify tumor growth or new disease

Talk to your pharmacist before using weight loss supplements

13 July 2018: Claire Thompson, Royal Pharmaceutical Society deputy chief scientist, conducted experiments on Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped to demonstrate how weight-loss supplements work. “Anyone who wants to lose weight should talk to a health professional such as a pharmacist, who can give the right advice that will help keep weight off for good”, Thompson said.

Government's second review recommends rescheduling cannabis

Medicinal cannabis should be rescheduled, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has advised the Home Office; however, it has warned that ‘checks and balances’ should be put in place to ‘avoid harms to patients and others’.

Intuitive Surgical Announces Second Quarter Earnings

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) has announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. As quoted in the press release: Q2 Highlights Worldwide da Vinci procedures grew approximately 18% compared with the second quarter of 2017, driven primarily by growth in U.S. general surgery procedures and worldwide urologic procedures. The Company shipped 220 da … Continued The post In...

No-deal Brexit will impact on patient care

20 July 2018: Ash Soni, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, spoke to Sky News about the potential consequences for patients in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. “We are worried that there may be shortages of medicines as a consequence of this,” Soni said. “We need to be much clearer about where we are in the whole process and what is happening. Our concern is that we may have a...

Action must be taken now to rejuvenate global HIV response, say leading experts

The HIV pandemic is not on track to end by 2030 and the world must take immediate steps to rejuvenate the HIV response, following through on its HIV-related commitments, according to a report from a Lancet commission led by the International AIDS Society.

FDA Approves Ivosidenib for IDH1+ AML

The FDA has approved ivosidenib for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed/refractory IDH1-mutant acute myeloid leukemia. 

Kite and Gadeta collaborate to target solid tumors

Kite has collaborated with Gadeta to work on the research and development of immunotherapies involving gamma delta TCR cell receptors.

Corbus Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Lenabasum for the Treatment of Dermatomyositis

Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP) has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to its lenabasum drug for the treatment of dermatomyositis (DM). As quoted in the press release: The FDA Orphan Drug Designation program provides a special status to drugs and biologics intended to treat, diagnose or prevent … Continued The post

FDA Grants Approval of Agios’ Pharmaceuticals’ TIBSOVO®

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) has announced that TIBSOVO was granted approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia. As quoted in the press release: TIBSOVO®, an oral, targeted inhibitor of the IDH1 enzyme, is the first and only FDA-approved therapy for patients with … Continued The post FDA Gr...

Big Dope: why we shouldn’t rush to legalise medical cannabis

A powerful cannabis industry could emerge in the footsteps of Big Booze, Big Tobacco and Big Pharma, and we risk becoming beholden to it, says pharmacist Terry Maguire.

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